NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NUT gene
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A gene that causes a rare type of cancer called NUT midline carcinoma, when it is mutated (changed). The mutation occurs when a piece of the chromosome containing the NUT gene breaks off and attaches to another chromosome. In its natural, unchanged form, the NUT gene codes for a protein found in germ cells (reproductive cells) in the testicles and ovaries.